# How do you simplify 4 + 12/2 - 3 * 2?

Sep 8, 2015

$4 + \frac{12}{2} - 3 \cdot 2 = 4$

#### Explanation:

Remember to use PEMDAS, that is

Parantheses $\to$ Exponents $\to$ Multiplication/Division $\to$ Addition/Subtraction

for your order of doing calculations

So start with working out $\frac{12}{2}$ and $3 \cdot 2$, then put those answers into the calculation.

$4 + \frac{12}{2} - 3 \cdot 2 = 4 + \cancel{6} - \cancel{6} = 4$